Barry Larkin

After his debut in 1986 with his hometown Cincinnati Reds, Barry Larkin quickly became one of the best shortstops in the game. He was a team leader and during his 19 seasons he totaled 2340 hits, 198 HRs, 960 RBIs and hit .295. He helped the Reds to an unexpected 4 game sweep of the powerful Oakland Athletics to win the 1990 World Series. He won the National League MVP Award in 1995, and was a 12-time NL All-Star, winning 3 Gold Gloves and 9 Silver Slugger Awards.  In 1996, he became the first shortstop to join the 30/30 club with 33 HRs and 36 SBs. His #11 was retired by the Reds in 2012 and he was elected to Cooperstown that same year.
-Tony Milito

Barry Larkin

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December 14, 2014

Hempstead, NY

 

2 thoughts on “Barry Larkin

  1. Arie

    Larkin said that he would have gone to New York, as he enjoyed playing there, but the Mets did not want to sign him to a multi-year contract.

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